ID: 146980

Volunteers needed to support new mums and babies - Sutherland Shire area

Family Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Gymea NSW, Sutherland NSW, Alfords Point NSW, Menai NSW, Caringbah NSW, Cronulla NSW, Sylvania NSW, Oyster Bay NSW

About this opportunity

Are you a warm, empathic person who wants to support a family with a newborn or toddler in the Sutherland Shire area? Having a child changes your life forever and 3Bridges Early Years Support team of trained volunteer Home visitors work alongside isolated, vulnerable mothers who lack support.

Long-term opportunity to visit families in their own home and assist mothers who are struggling to cope with new babies and children under 3 years of age. Volunteers are needed for a 3-4 hour weekly visit.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Practical and emotional support for vulnerable mums
  • Lend a hand by assisting a mother with her new baby and/or small children
  • Help with doctor/counselling appointments, shopping and outings
  • Give sleep deprived mums some in-house respite
  • Link a mother with her local community eg playgroup
  • Provide a weekly visit of 3-4 hours by a trained and professionally supervised volunteer.- Offer information and resources where needed
  • Reduce isolation by providing friendship and company
  • Assist with household organisation

Our clients live in various suburbs throughout the Sutherland Shire, and we will match you to a family, in a suburb that is convenient for you to travel to. Please apply for this role, to receive more information.

Four days initial training is essential and willingness to attend monthly in-service training. Training dates to be set, usually held March/April, sometimes later in the year. Future training may be 1-2 days online, and 2 days on site.

3Bridges Community is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Experience with babies and toddlers essential, and/or experience as a mother/grandmother desirable. Functionally fit and mobile, warm, empathic, non-judgmental and a good listener.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

3-4 hours per week - morning or afternoon.

Type of work
  • Childcare
  • Companionship & Social Support

Compulsory four day training in March prior to commencement, plus on-going training provided.